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Ask the Yacht Charter Pros: How to Pay Less VAT (Tax) on a France Yacht Charter Vacation?

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“I’m planning a 10 day private yacht charter in St. Tropez and the South of France in July. My broker say VAT is 20%. That’s seems a lot. Is there way to not pay this?”
Xavier E, Barcelona, Spain

Answer provided by Jana Sheeder, President 1-800 Yacht Charters:

“The bad news, Xavier, is all charters that take place in a European Union (EU) country are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax). However, we have good news as well – there is a simple, legal strategy that can cut your VAT expense in half.

Instead of paying 20%, this strategy will reduce your VAT to 10% of your base charter fee – a significant savings!

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Each EU country can set their own level of VAT on commercial yachts for hire. In France, if the yacht undertakes a coastal cruise in French territorial waters, the VAT is 20% of the base charter fee (the base fee is the cost to rent the yacht before factoring in other running expenses such as food, dockage, etc.). So, for example, if you began your charter in Saint Tropez, and cruised along the Côte d’Azur and concluded your trip in Antibes, you would incur a VAT expense of 20%.

However, IF you plan a portion of your charter to cruise in international waters, your legal responsibility for VAT drops to 10% – a savings of 50%!

So how do you do this? Here’s how: When you are planning your itinerary with the yacht’s captain prior to the commencement of your charter, let the captain know that you would like to, “visit a port that requires you to cruise in international waters and beyond the coast of France.”

You could, for example, leave the French coast and cruise to the island of Sardinia. This is approximately a 5-7 hour cruise from the South of France.

{TIP: ask your captain to undertake this crossing overnight, while you and your guests are sleeping. Then, when you rise in the morning, you’ll be able to spend a full day, or longer along the coastline of this fabled Italian island before heading back to France}.

So there you have it – with a little strategic planning, a slight deviation in your St Tropez yacht charter can result in big savings; possibly thousands of Euros depending upon the cost of your charter.”

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Photograph of Jana Sheeder sitting on a yacht

Jana Sheeder, President of 1-800 Yacht Charters and 1-800 BAREBOAT

Have a question about a yacht charter vacation?

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Email me at info@1800yachtcharters.com.

Thank you and keep those questions coming!!!

 

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Award-winning Superyacht AXIOMA Offers Caribbean Yacht Charter Special

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AXIOMA motoryacht side profile

 

THE SPECIAL

Due to a last-minute cancellation, motor yacht AXIOMA is now available for a year-end reservation over the New Year’s Eve holidays and is offering a deeply reduced rate to secure a new booking.

Normally priced at Euro €550,000 per week for holiday dates, the owner has reduced the price to €490,000 per week – a savings of €60,000 (about 11%).

THE YACHT

Winner of the 2014 World Superyacht Award for Design Excellence, the 72 meter (236 foot) superyacht will be cruising the Windward islands of the Caribbean in December (St. Vincent and the Grenadines). She is currently booked 17 – 26 December, beginning in St Maarten and concluding in St Lucia.

One of the world’s largest rent a yacht vessels in the market, motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume. With six decks, the builders at Dunya Yachts have created a superyacht with over 30,000 square meters of space.

THE KEY FEATURES

  • Stunning beach house-style interior by Alberto Pinto
  • Double-level main salon with an open mezzanine
  • Infinity swimming pool on the main deck
  • Jacuzzi with a swim-in bar
  • Fully equipped gym, massage room, and steam room
  • 3D cinema on the lower deck
  • Great crew to guest ratio – 1.6:1 (professional crew of 20)!

THE ACCOMMODATIONS

Perfect for 5-6 couples, motoryacht AXIOMA accommodates 12 guests in a master suite, VIP suite, and four double guest cabins (two of which are convertible into twins).

THE INTERIOR

The stunning beach house-style interior by the legendary late Alberto Pinto contrasts natural woods and luxurious flourishes. On the main deck, the infinity swimming pool is an outstanding exterior feature, while the open mezzanine in the main salon creates a real ‘wow effect‘ with its double-height and space.

A large round table on the owner’s aft deck offers an amazing all’aperto dining option. The media lounge on the owner’s deck is a friendly socializing area with plenty of interesting books and a large screen television. The bridge aft deck boasts a large Jacuzzi with a swim-in bar, which is surrounded by large sun pads. Also located on the bridge deck are a fully equipped gym, massage room, and a steam room for wellness.

The sun deck features lounging and intimate seating and sunbathing areas with a shower and day bathroom, and a BBQ.

The yacht also swags a 3D cinema for 8 persons situated on the lower deck.

THE BOOKING PROCESS

To take advantage of this special offer, text AXIOMA to 305-720-7245 for more details, or email info@1800yachtcharters.com

Reserving your yacht charter with 1-800 Yacht Charters makes a difference to the world and to the environment, as a portion of commissions from EVERY charter goes to charity, in the charterer’s name. We also offer 6 star customer service and a BEST PRICE GUARANTEE. We are at your service!

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Award-Winning Superyacht Offers Discount for France Yacht Charter Events

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Planning on walking the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, or sitting front row at the 2016 Monaco Grand Prix?  If you are, the owner of one of the world’s largest yachts for hire has put forth an enticing offer for participating and spectating at these fabled Côte d’Azur special events.

The 72 meter super yacht AXIOMA has announced a 15% discount for any static, special event yacht charter booked by the end of 2015.  That equates to a savings of €73,500 off the winter weekly rate of €490,000.

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When it comes to corporate hospitality, a Cannes Film Festival yacht charter is the ideal venue for both social gatherings, and conducting business. Being docked within feet of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the primary building where films are screened and studio execs meet with prospective buyers.  Many attendees choose yachts to hold private business meetings in a more intimate setting. In the evenings, the yachts are often the site of sponsored product-placement cocktail parties.

Monaco Grand Prix with yachts docked along the quay

Just a few miles down the road, the principality of Monaco holds the annual Formula 1 race through the streets of Monte Carlo, and along the quay (docks) of the Port Hercules marina. A spectacular venue for watching one of the world’s most famous auto races, guests onboard yachts are just feet away from the action on the course.

Built in 2013 by Dunya Yachts, with interior design by Albert Pino, the 236ft motor yacht AXIOMA offers charter guests enormous volume for hosting corporate events. The yacht boast six decks and more than 30,000 square meters of space. Amenities include a private outdoor cinema and lounge area, infinity swimming pool, and helipad.  In 2014, the yacht received a World Superyacht Award for design excellence.

For a sampling of yachts available for corporate hospitality charters, call 1-800 Yacht Charters at 1-800 YACHTCHARTERS (that’s 922-4824) or +1-305-253-7245, email us, or submit our convenient online form, and we’ll be in touch with you right away to plan your yacht charter special event.

 

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Classic-styled Schooner Offers Special Rate in July

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Schooner THIS IS US offers 22 per cent discount for charters in the Med

The 141′ schooner, THIS IS US, is offering a 22% discount for a luxury sailing charter in the Mediterranean.

For a 7-night odyssey, July 4 through 11, 2011, the yacht is reducing its rate from €60,000 per week to €54,000 per week – a huge savings of €16,000!

Sail yacht THIS IS US offers accommodations for up to 8 guests in 4 cabins.

Holland Jachtbouw launched this 141′ schooner in late 2005, as both a high-performance yacht, rigged for regatta racing, as well as a comfortable yacht charter vessel.  Built to MCA safety standards, the sailing yacht has an ideal layout for chartering, with an owners’ stateroom, VIP suite, two guest cabins, and generous amounts of deck space. Her lifting keel gives the vessel access to shallow waters – a rarity on megayachts of her size.

For additional photos, crew profiles, and more information regarding availability and any of our super yacht charters, please contact our charter specialists HERE

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Discounts Galore on Luxury Yacht Charter Vacations

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What are you planning for your next vacation?

Luxury yacht charter vacation discounts available

A survey by USA Today found most people rank spending time with friends and family at the top of their wish list, followed by the urge to see new places, and the desire to kick back and relax.

There’s a great vacation option that gives you the chance to do all these things – a crewed luxury mega yacht charter.

Charters offer the exclusivity of yacht ownership, without its costs and responsibility.

There are more yachts available for hire than ever before, and great deals abound – from discounted prices to extra free days.

Take advantage of one of these great destinations and offers:

Bahamas
140′ motor yacht NEVER ENOUGH (12 passengers) – save over $42,000 and enjoy 10 days for the price of 7.  Available all spring.  $100,000 per week, plus expenses.

Amazon River
147′ motor vessel   ARIA  (32 passengers) – $10,000 savings on all 2011 charters. Embark on the voyage of a lifetime, sailing the Earth’s mightiest river – the Amazon.  Reduced rate is $161,280 per week, plus some expenses.

Mediterranean
98′  motor yacht SALU
(8 passengers) – Save 21% for charters in May, June, and September 2011. Was €70,000 per week, plus expenses – now €55,000 per week, plus expenses.

Caribbean
SailAway offers discounts on CATAMARANSNow through June 30, take 5% off ANY crewed catamaran charters.  Any boat…any dates.

Suggested boats:

65′ catamaran WORLDS END (2011 model; 10 passengers) –  €23,400 per week, plus expenses.

62′  catamaran IN THE WIND (2011 model; 8 passengers) –  $27,000 per week, plus expenses.

50′ catamaran NUTMEG (2008 model; 8 passengers) – $13,000 per week, ALL-INCLUSIVE.

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There are MANY more yacht charter specials available at destinations around the globe.  Contact your 1-800 Yacht Charters specialists 
HERE with your desired dates and destination to check for last minute savings.  We’ve got you covered!

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Fill The Gap, and Save 20% on Sunseeker 130 yacht Thumper in Monaco

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sunseeker yacht Thumper aerial view

THE DEAL

Hoping to fill her last remaining Monaco yacht charter availability in June, the owner of Sunseeker yacht THUMPER is running an exceptional 20% discount for a 5-7 day superyacht experience, 01-08 June, 2017. This brings the weekly low season base rate down from €155,000 per week to €124,000 per week for these specific dates.

The special only applies to this window of dates, as motor yacht THUMPER, Sunseeker 131 model is so popular – almost all of the rest of June is already booked.

 

THE YACHT

THUMPER is a magnificent combination of performance and custom design with a cool and relaxing interior. Sumptuous textures, stylish art features and a clever layout including side balconies, create spacious living areas.

Her vast sundeck with Jacuzzi, sun loungers, and seating areas is the perfect place for relaxation and entertaining. When not enjoying the exquisite cuisine and service onboard, guests will be kept active by her plethora of watersports toys.

 

SUNSEEKER 130 SPECS & RATES

  • Builder: Sunseeker
  • LOA: 40.05 meters (131 feet 4 inches)
  • Built: 2014
  • Maximum Charter Guests: 10
  • Guest Cabins: 5
  • Crew: 9
  • Summer: Western Med (Monaco yacht charter base)
  • Rate (July & August): €165,000 per week
  • Rate (May, June & September): €155,000 per week

 

KEY FEATURES

  • Spanish Charter license
  • Chic Miami Beach design
  • Side balconies that maximize the sense of space
  • Unique artwork by famed design firm, Based Upon
  • Ingenious layout to optimize service and charter guest comfort
  • Lots of water toys to entertain kids of all ages
  • Exceptional crew led by incredible Captain James Harbord

 

CURRENT BOOKINGS

Start date            End date              Status

13 Mar 2017        17 Mar 2017        Booked: Cannes to Cannes

24 May 2017       29 May 2017       Booked: Monaco to Monaco (Grand Prix Yacht Charter)

30 May 2017       31 May 2017       Booked: Monaco to Monaco

09 Jun 2017         16 Jun 2017       Booked: Monaco to Cannes

17 Jun 2017         24 Jun 2017        Booked: Cannes to Cannes

01 Jul 2017          15 Jul 2017          Option: Monaco to Ibiza

16 Aug 2017        31 Aug 2017        Flexible use: Ibiza to Ibiza

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To take advantage of this special rate, text THUMPER to 305-720-7245 or contact us through our convenient contact us form at https://www.1800yachtcharters.com/book-now-contact-us/

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